What’s the next best thing to having a new phone? Yup, it’s getting the latest and hottest operating system – the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
As we’ve posted before, Google’s Marshmallow is now available for other brands of devices, after the Internet giant released the OS for its Nexus range.
Marshmallow in LG G3 and G4 Now Rolling
LG has decided to provide Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its G3s despite the rising popularity of the newer version the LG G4. Of course, G4s gets the Marshmallow first.
LG began integrating Marshmallow into its G4s as early as October last year, but discontinued the move after facing technical difficulties. The integration of Marshmallow into LG G4 resumed on December 30, 2015, as a New Year gift perhaps to LG users in Poland.
With Marshmallow in G4 rolling, LG is on the move to integrate the operating system with its G3 line of phones. Sources say integration will commence on March 14, 2016. It’s going to be a real treat for G3 fans out there.
It hasn’t been very long since G3 assumed the limelight – that was back in 2014. And the G3 were praised for its Quad HD (QHD) resolution that boasted of 538 pixels-per-inch (PPI), as well as for its supposedly brushed metal frame. It looked breathtaking at the time, fascinatingly modern and sassy, with the promise of really great display.
LG G3 Levels Up Its Already Commendable Software
Back then, there was a strong distinction between G3 and its predecessor the LG G2. The G3’s software made all the difference. Now, Marshmallow is going to beef up G3’s software once more with its range of powerful features and options to the delight of those who’d rather hold on to their G3s than buy a higher version or another brand.
What’s not to like about G3 and Marshmallow together? They’re certainly not a perfect pair, but they sure tickle our fancy for something new (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) in terms of gadgets, despite still sticking to something old (G3) we’re so accustomed of. If we want to have both worlds, the new and the old, this has got to be it.
- Control App Access – It was annoying, if not scary, to have to grant permissions to apps mainly because we have no choice (unless you’d cancel the app installation or uninstall them). With Marshmallow, we can customize and control access for every app installed in the G3. What a relief!
- Direct App Uninstall – Marshmallow also allows quick and easy uninstall of apps that we don’t really need or like (after a few tests). No need to go to the app manager dashboard. Simply head directly to the App Drawer or Home Screen to remove or uninstall unwanted apps.
- Auto Hibernation – The most common issue we have with mobile gadgets these days is battery life. We can’t of course blame manufacturers or demand for high capacity battery. Our usage is to be blamed. At any rate, addicted as we are to mobile computing, with Marshmallow in G3, we can now enjoy greater power savings without us doing anything. Marshmallow automatically controls the G3 to doze off after a period of inactivity.
G3 fans get excited! We have held on to these 2014 beauties for over a year now, and it’s not yet time to retire them. In fact, we can get more from our money’s worth with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow married into our beloved G3 units.
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